Art Hooker

Blues Producer, Broadcast Operations Specialist

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.

He’s been hooked on the blues ever since he realized that all the really good rock and roll songs were actually blues. Art started doing a blues radio show in 1995 on KRKX and has been the producer of ‘The Blue Light Boogie’ on Yellowstone Public Radio since May 2000. He has also been the MC for the Magic City Blues Festival since its beginning in 2002.

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  Playlist #1926 Oct. 5, 2018

“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, John Lee Hooker, The Real Folk Blues, MCA/Chess Records

“Sloppy Drunk”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/ Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Alcohol Blues”, Sonny Boy (I) Williamson, The Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Documment Records, http://www.document-records.com

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Playlist #1925 Sep. 28, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Right On Time”, Guy Davis, Chocolate To The Bone, Red House Records, http://www.guydavis.com http://www.redhouserecords.com

“Right On Time”, Eric Bibb, Natural Light, Earthbeat Records, http://www.ericbibb.com

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Playlist #021 Sep. 21, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records

“Steppen In What?”, Johnnie Johnson, Johnnie B. Bad, Nonesuch Records, http://www.nonesuch.com

“Dog Bottom”, Chick Webb And His Orchestra, Spinnin’ The Web, Decca Records

“Dog Hill”, Terrence Simien, There’s Room For Us All, Black Top Records, http://www.terrencesimien.com

“Dog In The House”, Lou Wilson, Money Talks, Frontline Records

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Playlist #1923 Sep. 14, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“In The Mood”, Glenn Miller, Big Band Bash (various artists), BMG Direct Marketing, http://www.glennmillerorchestra..com

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Playlist #1922 Sept. 7, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Pigmeat Is What I Crave”, Bo Carter, Legends Of The Blues vol. 1 (various artists), Columbia/Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

‘Salt Pork, West Virginia”, Louis Jordan, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Polygram Records

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Playlist #1921 Aug. 31, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Don’t Start No Stuff”, Leroy Carr, The Best Of Leroy Carr, Columbia/ Legacy Records, http://www.legacyrecordings.com

“Stuff You Gotta Watch”, Muddy Waters, The Chess Box, MCA/ Chess Records, http://www.muddywatersofficial.com

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Playlist #1920 Aug. 24, 2018

“Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl”, Sonny Boy (I) Williamson, Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order vol. 1 1937-1938, Document Records, http://www.document-records.com

“Dream Girl Blues”, T-Bone Walker, Plain Ole Blues, Charly Records

“Play On Little Girl”, T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues, Charly Records

“Little Girl Don’t You Know”, T-Bone Walker, Bluesway Sessions, Charly Records

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Playlist #1919 Aug. 17, 2018

“I Want A Little Girl”, T-Bone Walker, The Natural Blues, Charly Records

“Glamour Girl”, T-Bone Walker, The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954, EMI Records

“Party Girl”, T-Bone Walker, The Complete Imperial Recordings 1950-1954, EMI Records

“Playgirl”, Andy Santana, Watch Your Step, Delta Groove Music, http://www.deltagrooveproductions.com

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Playlist #1918 Aug 10, 2018

“Where The Yellow Cross The Dog”, Corey Harris, Downhome Sophisticates, Rounder Records, http://www.coreyharrisband.com http://www.rounder.com

“New Frisco Train”, Bukka White, Memphis Country Blues vol. 1, Memphis Archives

“Morning Train”, Precious Bryant, The Truth, Terminus Records, http://www.terminusrecords.com

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Playlist #1917 Aug. 3, 2018

“Midnight Special Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Yellow Dog Blues”, Sam Collins, Jailhouse Blues, Yazoo Records

“Too Too Train Blues”, Big Bill Broonzy, Good Time Tonight, Columbia Records, http://www.broonzy.com http://www.columbiarecords.com

“Kassie Jones pt. 1”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records

“Kassie Jones pt. 2”, Furry Lewis, In His Prime 1927-1928, Yazoo Records

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